Dell UltraSharp U2410 LCD Display; They Call It Premier Color…And It Is
1 June 2010
Excerpt: The connectivity support includes a full range of connectors from traditional D-sub, two DVI, an HDMI and Display Port, and also includes a powered USB hub and media card reader. Equally significant, the Dell U2410 can be adjusted, calibrated, and profiled using all the popular systems, including ColorEyes Display Pro ( www.integrated-color.com ), Datacolor Spyder3Elite ( www.datacolor.com ), or X-Rite i1Display 2 ( www.xrite.com ).
Summary: Although the U2410 has a relatively slow response time and is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, we didn’t encounter any problems with motion blur or ghosting while watching movies or playing games. If you’re extremely sensitive to these phenomena, you probably won’t like the U2410 for those applications. But for everyone else, this is the 24-inch monitor to buy—if you can swing the budget.
Pros: IPS panel; excellent color accuracy; ergonomic stand; integrated USB hub and media card reader.
Cons: Expensive; slow response time (at least when compared to TN panels).
Conclusion: Dell U2410 takes the success of 2209WA to new heights. With its two pre-calibrated sRGB and AdobeRGB profiles Dell gives the graphic artists and photographers a very nice and accurate picture. Dell U2410 reproduces a very accurate pictures “out-of-box” on the two profiles because of parameters such as superior colour reproduction, which is only matched by more expensive graphics displays. Viewing angles are good as well and the picture quality is very nice.
Pros: Picture quality and colour reproduction, Functionality and inputs, Ergonomics and build quality, Precalibrated sRGB and AdobeRGB profiles, Price
Conclusion: For many users - self styled professionals and home users alike - the current crop of TN panels have shown one thing: manufacturers are cutting corners in order to save money. As a result, picture quality has suffered and continues to decline from one generation to the next. In order to get anything resembling accurate colour reproduction and acceptable viewing angles, the only real options are more expensive alternatives like MVA and IPS-based monitors.
Cons: - Gamma settings need more adjustment options, - Slight colour gamut shift, - Capacitive touch buttons & their positioning can be very frustrating, - Serious price fluctuations
Excerpt: Dell have always had a very strong range of panels available, from the strictly low end mass market TN panels for the budget aware audience to the high end 30 inch panels for the discerning designer and enthusiast. A few weeks ago we looked at their bargain SP2309W which we were extremely impressed with – for the outlay (£160-180) it really is hard to beat, even when factoring in a few necessary compromises to hit the price point.